Student Opportunities

George Mason University is known for vibrant student life. Below are just a few opportunities to become involved and engaged as a Schar School student!

ACCELERATED MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS

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CAREERS IN POLICY, GOVERNMENT, AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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EXAMPLES OF SCHAR SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS

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GLOBAL POLITICS FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Global Politics Fellows program is a 15 credit academic program for selected students majoring in Government and International Politics and Global Affairs at George Mason University. The academic program is based at the Arlington campus and incorporates a significant internship experience into the semester.

The Global Politics Fellows make up a small cohort of 20 to 30 students, all interested in the role of government in society, here in the United States and abroad. The smaller classes allow for more student discussion and the opportunity to delve deeper into the issues the world faces today. The internship provides students the chance to immediately apply what they are learning and offers students greater insight into their future career in the arena of government and global affairs.

HONORS PROGRAM

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LUNCH WITH THE DEAN

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MASON FORENSICS

GMU Forensics has been the most successful team in George Mason’s history, continuously ranking in the national top 35 schools every year since 1975, the top 5 schools each year since 2007, and even garnered the National Championship in 1979. One published study revealed that Mason is one of the few schools on the national level that has, over the past twenty years, remained solidly among the top programs.

MASON MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Members of Mason’s Model UN participate in intercollegiate Model United Nations conferences at which delegates from universities and colleges across the country participate in committee simulations over an extended weekend (typically Thursday-Sunday), each hosted by a prestigious university at their campus or at a nearby hotel. Realistic simulations of the United Nations create engaging and educational experiences for those students ready to challenge themselves intellectually.

MASON TOASTMASTERS

The George Mason University Toastmasters Club was officially chartered by Toastmasters International on June 1, 2008. There are currently 25 faculty and staff members who meet for an hour once per week to learn and practice communication and leadership skills. Toastmasters is for everyone. Whether your public speaking skills are at the beginner’s stage or you consider yourself to be a seasoned professional, you can gain experience as a member.

PHI ALPHA DELTA

Phi Alpha Delta is the world’s largest coed law fraternity for pre-law students and George Mason University’s only student run pre-law organization. The fundamental objective of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law is to assist undergraduate students in making an informed choice in selecting law as a career, deciding which law school to attend, and preparing for the rigors of law school. Members get the opportunity to attend conferences and speak with test prep companies, admissions counselors, law students, and attorneys to learn more about law school and the legal profession. For more information see the Phi Alpha Delta’s website below.

PI SIGMA ALPHA NATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY

The Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society dedicated to college and university students studying government in the United States. There are over 740 chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha nationwide. At George Mason University, the Xi Lambda Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha strives to promote the personal, professional, and academic growth of its members relative to the field of political science.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

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STUDENTS AS SCHOLARS

OSCAR is Mason’s undergraduate research and creative activities initiative. Mason faculty from many disciplines call their academic work scholarship, and we consider ourselves scholars. Students as Scholars is our way of giving undergraduate students an invitation to participate in research and creative activities, both within and beyond the classroom.

SCHAR SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION (SSUSO)

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UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROGRAM

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